Near Guadalupe Ruins New Mexico
Jemez Mountains New Mexico
Three Rivers New Mexico
Ojito Wilderness
Ojito Wilderness
Gallina New Mexico Church
Ah-shi-sle-pah Badlands Sunset
San Jose Badlands New Mexico
Rio Chama Autumn
Ghost Ranch New mexico
Tent Rocks
Plaza Blanca New Mexico
New Mexico is a crossroads of the southwest, and draws its geographical character from all sides. I know, any place might claim this, but look at the different lands that New Mexico bridges: the high plains of west Texas and Oklahoma, the red buttes and painted deserts of Arizona and Mexico and the southern ends of the great Rocky Mountains of Colorado. From the middle of New Mexico, it's hard to decide which direction to head off in!

And so I find myself living in the high desert country near Santa Fe, at the crossroads of geography, climate and culture. Half of the year the Sangre de Cristo Mountains ten miles east of me are snow capped, yet the land here desperately needs water. The tourists look for those lovely clear blue skies, while the locals (and photographers like me) look for the clouds. Those mountains are hundreds of millions of years old, yet a similar distance to the west are the Jemez Mountains, only one or two million years of age: young and volcanic. West of the Jemez Mountains is the San Juan Basin: millions upon millions of years of sandstones layered with petrified trunks of trees and the bones of dinosaurs. Nearby are vast lava beds, some from eruptions mere thousands of years ago. There are thousand year old roads out in the desert, while fragments of "modern" Route 66 still cross the state. It's a place of contrasts.

When I moved to New Mexico I had thought that I would use this area as a launching point for excursions all over the Colorado Plateau. I was happily mistaken: There is more to see and experience near to me than I ever could have imagined, and my list of places to explore in New Mexico never seems to get shorter, or less interesting. Happy Trails!

Brazos Panorama
Jemez Mountains Panorama
Lybrook Badlands Bonzai
Rural Ruin Santa Fe
Lybrook Badlands New Mexico
Venus and Thor
Rio Chama
Rio Chama Rainbow
Tent Rocks
Ojito Wilderness
Galisteo Train Tracks
Badlands South of Ojito New Mexico
Ojito Wilderness New Mexico
Little Rock Arch New Mexico
Lybrook Badlands Sunset Panorama
Badlands South of Ojito New Mexico
Ojito Wilderness
Mesa San Luis New Mexico
Pajarito Plateau
Ojito Wilderness New Mexico
Ojito Wilderness
Ojito Wilderness
Rio Chama
Lybrook Badlands New Mexico
Tree
Hoodoo and Cloud
Pecos Monument Quarai
New Mexico
New Mexico Eclipse
Spooky Lybrook Sister Hoodoos
Rio Chama

New Mexico Landscapes